Be Aware Of The Story Your Body Tells
To exude personal power and executive presence, insure that your spoken and unspoken messages are congruent. Nonverbal behavior is powerful, so be aware of the story your body tells! Here’s how:
First, breath deeply, in a relaxed manner. You’ll feel and look calm and in control.
- Practice your posture in the mirror. Stand erect, shoulders back, feet planted firmly so that you look solid, stable and grounded.
- Make eye contact as you speak, lingering for 3 to 5 seconds with each person as you make a point or speak a phrase. Then move to another.
- Speak at a volume that’s loud enough for the person furthest away to hear you clearly and easily.
- Pace your delivery so that each word is distinct and fully enunciated. No rushing. Deep breathing will help moderate pace.